ReNAPRI to train CORAF stakeholders in the use of the Agricultural Innovation Systems and Policy Practice Index (AIS-PP) tool to support national and regional policy making and implementation

The Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ReNAPRI) is set to train stakeholders in west and central Africa in the use of the Agricultural Innovation Systems and Policy Practice Index (AIS-PPI) tool, in support of the West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF). This is within the framework of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that …

Consultancy for an Administration and Finance Assistant Position at ReNAPRI Secretariat

ReNAPRI Secretariat seeks an Administrative and Finance Assistant to organize its day-to-day accounting procedures and reporting. The overall responsibilities of the Administrative and Finance Assistant will include budgeting, payments, maintaining records for all transactions, preparing monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports and processing reimbursements from the funders as required. If you have a background in accounting and finance, and have …

ReNAPRI Signs a Memorandum of Understanding with CORAF

The Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ReNAPRI) has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF) with the aim of supporting capacity building in the CORAF Member states. ReNAPRI is an entirely ‘African-owned and African-led’ network of agricultural policy research centers based in Southern, Central, East and West Africa, generating …

ReNAPRI organizes validation workshop on policies aimed at increasing cross border trade SADC

The Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (ReNAPRI) has recently organized a validation workshop on constraints in the implementation of existing policies aimed at increasing cross-border trade in SADC region. The workshop which took place on the 29th of November 2021 brought together policy makers, development partners, government representatives, NGOs, private sector and non-state actors involved in cross border …

ReNAPRI to set and launch 2022 Research Agenda in Windhoek, Namibia

As ReNAPRI launches its 10th anniversary celebrations this year, the network’s Research Directors from eleven (11) institutes based in East, West, Central and Southern Africa, will converge in Windhoek, Namibia from 7th to 11th February 2022 to discuss and concretely plan the organisation’s annual research agenda. Experts participating in this annual meeting will be from the Democratic Republic of Congo …

BFAP Agricultural Employment Brief – 2021 Q2

This agricultural employment brief interprets and contextualizes the latest quarterly labor force survey from Stats SA and provides insights on the major factors driving agricultural employment. Click here to download the report.

Research and Development are key to Resilient Food Systems in Africa

By Lulama Ndibongo Traub, Thomas Jayne & Wandile Sihlobo. This article was first published on The Conversation on August 1st 2021 What will it take to build sustainable, resilient food systems in African countries? This was among the questions considered at the 2021 United Nations Food Systems Pre-Summit in late July. The summit, the first of its kind in this century, …

BFAP Brief on South Africa’s Food Inflation for June 2021

This report gives an overview of food inflation dynamics and its associated causes for June 2021. Inflation on food and non-alcoholic beverages for June 2021 was recorded at 6.7%. According to the FAO world food price index, global food prices recorded for June decreased for the first time in 12 months. This was driven by a reduction in cereal and …

ReNAPRI Joins ISSER in Congratulating Augustin Fosu on his Nomination to the Committee of Experts on Public Administration of UN Economic and Social Council

Augustin K. Fosu, Professor at ISSER has been appointed to the Committee of Experts on Public Administration at the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council. Professor Fosu joins other renowned experts on the 24-member committee for a four-year term beginning on 1 August 2021 and expiring on 31 July 2025, and will serve in his personal capacity. He also …